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Rango, Rio & Puss learn Annie noms

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Johnny Depp plays a pet lizard in Rango

Johnny Depp plays a pet lizard in Rango

Johnny Depp plays a pet lizard in Rango

Johnny Depp's Rango, Anne Hathaway's Rio, Antonio Banderas' Puss in Boots and Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin are among films competing for best-animated film at the Annie Awards.

The 10 nominees announced also include James McAvoy's Arthur Christmas, Owen Wilson's Cars 2, Jack Black's Kung Fu Panda 2 and three overseas contenders: A Cat in Paris, Arrugas and Chico & Rita.

Cast members earning voice-acting nominations for the Annie Awards include Arthur Christmas co-stars Bill Nighy and Ashley Jensen, Kung Fu Panda 2 co-stars Gary Oldman and James Hong and Puss in Boots co-star Zach Galifianakis.

Presented by the International Animated Film Society, the Annie Awards will be handed out February 4 at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

PA Media